Peter G. Heid Metal Mesh Company MMCO Fishing Lures

Peter Heid MMCO Lures

Peter Heid MMCO Lures

Peter G. Heid - Johnsburg, NY

Peter Heid MMCO lures were the inventions of a man that loved making lures. Peter Heid was perhaps one of the most artistic and innovative metal lure makers of modern times. He was able to blend functionality with uniqueness in designing his lures. At one point, Pete considered going into business making lures for sale, but it never really came to fruition. He called his business endeavor the Metal Mesh Company (MMCO). He did sell his lures through personal transactions or sometimes on eBay. Peter Heid’s MMCO lures were the inventions of a man that loved making lures. He made them with mother of pearl, brass and German silver. The lures he created were each a work of art with no two being the same. Pete paid great attention to detail and often spent up to 8 to 10 hours making each lure. He considered it a challenge to make each lure highly functional and of artistic merit. Some of his most artistic lures are made of colored beads woven with copper wire in the shape of a lure. His greatest accomplishment, according to him, was the creation of the "Tiny Lure" collection comprised of 36 unique lures. His other great work was a large 20 inch Pike fish made of brass.

Peter Heid was born in Glens Falls, NY on March 5, 1963 and was the son of Theresa and Bill Heid. Peter was a very talented machinist and mechanic. He loved motorcycles and built a vintage Moped from scratch, utilizing it for transportation to work as well as racing. He enjoyed racing Hodaka motorcycles with his brothers through his teenage years. He later began making custom fishing lures, hosting many shows at the Blue Mountain Lake Museum, and having his lures highlighted in Adirondack Life Magazine. He was an avid cyclist and also a member of the Steam Automobile Club of America, allowing him to showcase vintage steam powered cars and engines throughout the country. Peter Heid passed away on September 1, 2016.



PETER HEID MMCO LURES

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PETER HEID MMCO Lures


The PETER HEID "Tiny Lure" Collection

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The PETER HEID "Tiny Lure" Collection


To see magazine article written about Peter Heid, click on the link below.

2009 Adirondack Life Magazine Article About Peter Heid

To see detailed lure descriptions about the Peter Heid "Tiny Lures" Collection, click on the links below.

Detailed Lure Descriptions of the Tiny Lures



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